Shairoze Akram is a 23-year-old final year student studying sports science and health in DCU. In 2018 he also set up a sports apparel company called Game Ready Gear Ltd with Tom Parsons and Cian Hanley over in Mayo.
Akram has been a teammate on the Mayo GAA Senior Football team for the past year having become the first Pakistan born player to win an All Ireland medal which he did with the Mayo U21 team in 2016.
GRG sports has grown from strength to strength kitting out various sporting teams and clubs.
Running a business, studying for a degree and playing senior Inter-County football is not within the capacity of most individuals but Akram clearly has the right stuff and his nominees for this list, including Tom Parsons, were fulsome in their praise.
He has also spent time as an S&C Coach during an internship with Tennis Ireland and was the PRO for the DCU GAA Academy this season.
Sport for Business 30 Under 30 – The Class of 2019
Sport for Business 30 Under 30 – The Class of 2018
Sport for Business Young Leaders – The Class of 2016
Do you know someone that has risen quickly through a career in sports administration, sponsorship or other areas where sport and business crossover that you believe deserves recognition?
We want to hear from you.
The criteria for submission is that the person should be working within the sports industry, or in a sponsorship or agency capacity that is bringing sport to life, and that they should be born in or after 1990.
The list will build up over the coming weeks and we will gather as a group in May of this year to meet with alumni from previous years and to further the creation of a network of people making a real difference within our industry.
The nomination process is simple. Contact us today, quoting 30 under 30 in the subject line, with a name and a few lines on why you or they could be one of our 30 Under 30 for 2020.